Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio traveled the around the world for three years. Their mission was to visit and document the eating habits of 80 people from incredibly diverse backgrounds. What they discovered delivers a hard hitting dose of perspective.   What they did was photograph individuals with the amount and type of […]

15 People From Around the World Next to the Amount of Food They Eat Every Day


  • Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio traveled the around the world for three years. Their mission was to visit and document the eating habits of 80 people from incredibly diverse backgrounds. What they discovered delivers a hard hitting dose of perspective.   What they did was photograph individuals with the amount and type of food they typically eat in the course of one day.

    The married couple’s efforts resulted in a fascinating book called What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.

    Below are a few of the images from the book. Let us know in the comments what surprised you the most and show this to a friend to see what they think.

     

    Maasai village near Narok, Kenya – 800 Calories

    38-year-old Noolkisaruni Tarakuai is the third out of four wives of a Maasai Chief…

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    Sanaa, Yemen – 3,300 Calories

    Ahmed Ahmed Swaid makes his living selling chewable qat leaves out of plastic bags…

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    Kabakae Village, Ghanzi, Botswana – 900 Calories

    32-year-old Marble Moahi is a mother who has HIV…

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    Varanas, India – 2,400 Calories

    45-year-old Munna Kailash is a bicycle rickshaw driver, earning roughly $4-5 USD each day…

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    Outer Space – 2,700 Calories

    45-year-old Leland Melvin posed for an especially unusual photo when he was in space on a mission as a NASA astronaut…

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    Bloomington, Minnesota – 1,900 Calories

    Student Tiffany Whitehead is an amusement park ride supervisor at the Mall of America…

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    Dhaka, Bangladesh – 1,800 Calories

    Seamstress Ruma Akhter lives with her parents and three siblings in a rented 10-by-10-foot room…

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    Cairo, Egypt – 3,200 Calories

    40-year-old Saleh Abdul Fadlallah works in a market outside Cairo as a camel broker…

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    Fort Irwin, California – 4,000 Calories

    Soldier Curtis Newcomer poses at the US Army’s National Training Center in the Mojave Desert…

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    Effingham, Illinois– 5,400 Calories

    54-year-old Conrad Tolby is a long-distance truck driver…

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    New York City – 2,400 Calories

    23-year-old Mariel Booth is a model and student…

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    Caracas, Venezuela – 4,000 Calories

    High school student Katherine Navas’ family runs an internet and copy shop in the nation’s capital…

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    Caviana, Amazonas, Brazil – 3,400 Calories

    49-year-old Solange Da Silva Correia is the wife of a rancher and has no running water…

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    Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada – 4,700 Calories

    29-year-old Willie Ishulutak is a soapstone carver who can create two or three carvings in a single day, selling for $100 apiece…

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    Tingo Village, Central Andes, Ecuador – 3,800 Calories

    37-year-old Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo is a farmer and mother of eight children who cooks over a hearth on an earthen floor…

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    via Peter Menzel Photography, Dose, twentytwowords

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